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Address: St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 276150

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Imposing bell tower

This majestic square tower designed by Sir Christopher Wren it is called Tom Tower because it houses Oxford's loudest bell Great Tom which weighs over six tons

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This majestic square tower designed by Sir Christopher Wren it is called Tom Tower because it houses Oxford's loudest bell Great Tom which weighs over six tons

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Nice place to be in. Busy but peaceful. I love the services here. And evening walks around the river 7 star place. Love to visit again and again

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

This unique tower is a superb work of the great Sir Christopher Wren and stands majestically over the St. Aldates entrance to Christ Church College. It is a bell tower named after the large bell which it houses. Other reviewers have noted that photography is difficult from St. Aldates due to the buses and other traffic in front of it.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

One of Oxford's outstanding architectural wonders. It dominates St Aldates Street in the south of the city, and usually has a stream of buses parked in front making it very difficult to see through into the quad behind. It was designed by Christopher Wren and built in 1682. It gets it's name from the bell inside, named Great Tom. It... More 

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Oxford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

Attributed to Wren, as are quite a number of Oxford's landmark buildings, Tom Tower is a landmark on the Road from the town centre to Abingdon. A little spoiled by the number of bus stops outside.

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